Postdoctoral fellowship in experimental superconducting qubit development at the Niels Bohr Institute

We seek an outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of experimental superconducting qubit development, with a focus on protected qubit encodings and demonstrating novel qubit-qubit coupling mechanisms.

The project is sponsored by the US Army Research Office and will take place at the Center for Quantum Devices, located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and is part of a new international collaboration between University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Colorado Boulder (USA) and Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada).

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience and a track record within their fields. Experience with superconducting circuits and/or superconductor-semiconductor hybrid devices will be considered a plus.

The project involves low-temperature physics experiments in cryofree dilution refrigerators, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, nanofabrication of superconducting qubits and semiconducting devices, data analysis, advanced programming, device modeling and simulations and close interactions with theoretical collaborators. Scientific writing and communication will be in English.

The position is open from 1 October 2022 or by arrangement.
The duration is three years with possible extension upon mutual agreement.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor Morten Kjaergaard ( or Professor Charles Marcus (

Description of the scientific environment:
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

A central aspect of the position will be international travel between the different nodes.

Further information about QDev can be found at

Terms of employment:
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • A short description of your work relevant to the research field
  • Complete publication list
  • 1-3 reference letters.

The deadline for applications is 1 July 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

You can read about the recruitment process at


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Application deadline: 01-07-2022
Employment start: 01-10-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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